Skip to comments.Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists
Posted on 04/14/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
Staple foods will more than double in price by 2050 from extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
As food experts gather to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected in 2050, leading scientists state that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will drastically affect access to basic foodstuffs:
"Food production will have to rise 60% by 2050 just to keep pace with expected global population increase and changing demand. The annual production gains we have come to expect will be taken away by climate change. We are worried about the vulnerability of the one billion people who are without food already and who will be hit hardest by climate change."
The draft US National Climate Assessment report predicts that a gradually warming climate and unpredictable severe weather will have serious consequences for farmers.
All crops will be affected by the temperature shift as well as livestock and fruit harvests, with more pests and less effective herbicides. The $50bn Californian wine industry could shrink as much as 70% by 2050.
The report follows recent disastrous harvests in Russia, Ukraine, Australia and the US. In 2010, climate-driven factors led to a 33% drop in wheat production in Russia and a 19% drop in Ukraine. Separate climate events in each case led to a 14% drop in Canada's wheat output, and a 9% drop in Australia.
The UN's World Food Programme director, said: "Climate change is the game changer that increases exposure to high and volatile food prices, and increases the vulnerability of the hungry poor, especially those living in conflict zones or areas of marginal agricultural productivity. We must act quickly to protect the world's poorest people."
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They are preparing the ‘ground work’? Readying not only a ‘starving’ population; but the scapegoating for it? Oh; yes; not these ‘world Leftist ‘isms’ at work; but yes; the ‘warming’ - that is not; of course.
hahaha peeple starve because they didn’t have the guns
i am a genetically modified organism thank you thank you mom and dad hahahahaha
I just did. Not as many koolaid drinkers as I would have expected.
Great bumper sticker. Low info citizens might 'get it'. . .and even some 'higher' info, Obama disciples.
Just grind-up these phoney “scientists” and their families...those starving can eat them. Voila...many problems solved.
Winter's hold on Germany lasted longer than usual this year, taking its toll not just on the moods of residents, but also on a number of economic sectors. Construction, agriculture, service and retail are all suffering, and experts warn the effects could be long-term.
Just last Friday, Dirk Nüsse stood at the summit station of his ski lift, looking out at the landscape incredulously. According to the calendar, it should have been spring there a long time ago, but before his eyes a snowboarder was cruising by wintry spruce trees, while frost-covered cable cars conveyed a seemingly endless number of winter sports enthusiasts up the mountain.
There is a thick blanket of snow on the Wurmberg, a peak in central Germany's Harz Mountains, one of the few places profiting from the cold weather that has held Germany in its grip for months. "The entire country is suffering from the cold temperatures, but we're clearly the winners of this long winter," says Nüsse. The 56-year-old manager of the Wurmberg cableway is glad that spring simply refuses to come this year. Ski season is normally over by mid-March, but he has just extended his winter operation by yet another week, which means that some 15,000 additional holidaymakers intend to hit the mountain's seven slopes. During a long winter like this, Nüsse's lift earns twice as much as usual.
It has been conclusively demonstrated that the whole "climate change" farce is a hoax.
Yet, all of these institutions -- who have a stake in "climate change" -- believe they can maintain the lie. And they continue to pursue their political agenda (and profit motive) with a seemingly straight face.
Is it not illuminating that liberal institutions actually believe they can effectively propagate a monstrous lie against all the facts?
In this regard, the media is invaluable...and totally without scruple.
Actually I would like to think we could grind up thees and use them for fertilizer....cause as I much as eating is ok, trying to get that rancid taste out????
Good suggestion but with globull warming growing things is out I guess.
“food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas”
If the rise turned Africa into 81% permanent disaster, that would still only be 1%.
Exactly. And socialism has been supported by the same ‘academy’ that is propping up the unproven science of anthropomorphic global warming. Actually, for those with nothing better to do on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, it would be an interesting exercise to catalogue just how many times the ‘academics’ have been on the wrong side of history. We always point to the idiotic battle the church waged against science when geocentricism was shown to be false. We don't ever, however, recognize that the academy has often been on the side of movements and people who were horribly wrong and who went on to be responsible for millions of deaths. I'm sure Stalin was a hero to many in the ‘academy’. There are no idiots like those idiots who think they are particularly smart and clever.
Oh I don’t know they have a growing agenda yes? Lest we enable its development it with fear and complicity why worry?
That is, modern starvation is created by socialism ~ in more ancient times drought and flood worked just fine at killing people.
Food prices doubling might have more to do with world governments melting the bearings out of their printing presses than the greenies’ favorite bogeyman.
They are telegraphing the next socialist propagated scam.
Prohibit farming, destroy crops, bring about famine, blame global warming.
Everyone’s must sacrifice! For the children! For the future!
Favorite words of Communists everywhere.
A 2 degree increase in average global temps would permit TWO growing seasons in vast parts of the Midwest.
What we’re probably going to see though is a 2 degree drop (due to a senescent sun). Millions will starve.
AGW is such BS!
I guess the idiot didn’t read the 1968 book that claimed we’d all be dead from starvation by now because the Earth couldn’t possibly support this many people. Morons never learn history.
Well, with the billions of people that would have died due to “the new ice age”, I’ll call it a wash.
Compiled by Christopher Horner (I think) here is a list of things that have been blamed on global warming (Take a deep breath and see if you can get through them all...:)
Acne, agricultural land increase, Afghan poppies destroyed, Africa devastated, Africa in conflict, African aid threatened, African summer frost, aggressive weeds, air pressure changes, airport malaria, Agulhas current, Alaska reshaped, moves, allergy season longer, alligators in the Thames, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream end, amphibians breeding earlier (or not), anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, ancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, animals shrink, Antarctic grass flourishes, Antarctic ice grows, Antarctic ice shrinks, Antarctic sea life at risk, anxiety treatment, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic ice free, Arctic ice melt faster, Arctic lakes disappear, Arctic tundra to burn, Arctic warming (not), Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty, atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increased, Baghdad snow, Bahrain under water, bananas grow, barbarisation, beer shortage, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, better beer, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billion homeless, billions face risk, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird loss accelerating, birds shrinking, bird strikes, bird visitors drop, birds confused, birds decline (Wales), birds driven north, birds return early, bittern boom ends, blackbirds stop singing, blackbirds threatened, Black Hawk down, blood contaminated, blue mussels return, bluetongue, brain eating amoebae, brains shrink, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain one big city, Britain Siberian, brothels struggle, brown Ireland, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatened, building collapse, building season extension, bushfires, business opportunities, business risks, butterflies move north, camel deaths, cancer deaths in England,cannibalism, cannibalism again, caterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatened, childhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increase, coast beauty spots lost, cockroach migration, coffee threatened, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), cold wave (India), computer models, conferences, conflict, conflict with Russia, consumers foot the bill, coral bleaching, coral fish suffer, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrink , coral reefs twilight, cost of trillions, cougar attacks, crabgrass menace, cradle of civilisation threatened, creatures move uphill, crime increase, crocodile sex, crops devastated, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, curriculum change, cyclones (Australia), danger to kid’s health, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plague, death rate increase (US), deaths to reach 6 million, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, depression, desert advance, desert retreat, destruction of the environment, disappearance of coastal cities, disasters, diseases move from animals to humans, diseases move north, dog disease, Dolomites collapse, dozen deadly diseases, drought, ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn belt, early marriages, early spring, earlier pollen season, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing down, Earth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside down, earthquakes, earthquakes redux, earthquakes redux 2, Egypt revolt, El Niño intensification, end of the world as we know it, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, English villages lost, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing, eutrophication, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, pikas, polar bears, possums, walrus, toads, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, mountain species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches, salamanders, tropical insects) experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, fainting, famine, farmers benefit, farmers go under, farm output boost, fashion disaster, fever, figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish bigger, fish catches drop, fish downsize, fish catches rise, fish deaf, fish get lost, fish head north, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flames stoked, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, flood of migrants, flood preparation for crisis, Florida economic decline, flowers in peril, fog (more) in San Francisco, fog (less) in San Francisco, food poisoning, food prices rise, food prices soar, food security threat (SA), football team migration, footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frog with extra heads, frostbite, frost damage increased, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, geese decline in Hampshire, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, giant oysters invade, giant pythons invade, giant squid migrate, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier grows (California), glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, golf course to drown, golf Masters wrecked, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, great tits cope, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, haggis threatened, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harmful algae, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, health affected, health of children harmed, health risks, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation affected, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, HIV epidemic, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health risk, human race oblivion, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hurricanes fewer, hurricanes not, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice age, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, icebergs, illegal immigration, illness and death, inclement weather, India drowning, infrastructure failure (Canada), industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insect explosion, insurance premium rises, Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, invasion of cats, invasion of crabgrass, invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish, invasion of king crabs, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, jets fall from sky, jet stream drifts north, Kew Gardens taxed, kidney stones, kidney stones again, killer cornflakes, killing us, kitten boom, koalas under threat, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake empties, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, lawsuits increase, lawsuit successful, lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!), lawyers want more, legionnaires’ surge, lives saved, Loch Ness monster dead, locust plagues suppressed, Lopsided Earth, lush growth in rain forests, Malaria, mammoth dung melt, mango harvest fails, Maple production advanced, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), Mediterranean rises, megacryometeors, Melanoma, Melanoma decline, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, methane runaway, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migration, migration difficult (birds), migratory birds huge losses, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, minorities hit, monkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, moose dying, more bad air days, more research needed, mortality increased, mountain (Everest) shrinking, mountaineers fears, mountains break up, mountains green and flowering, mountains taller, mortality lower, Myanmar cyclone, narwhals at risk, National security implications, native wildlife overwhelmed, natural disasters quadruple, new islands, next ice age, NFL threatened, Nile delta damaged, noctilucent clouds, no effect in India, Northwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloom, oaks dying, oaks move north, ocean acidification, ocean acidification faster, ocean dead zones unleashed, ocean deserts expand, ocean waves speed up, oceans noisier, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened, ozone repair slowed, ozone rise, Pacific dead zone, penguin chicks frozen, personal carbon rationing, pest outbreaks, pests increase, phenology shifts, plankton blooms, plankton destabilised, plants lose protein, plants march north, plants move uphill, polar bears aggressive, polar bears cannibalistic, polar bears deaf, polar bears drowning, polar bears eating themselves, polar tours scrapped, popcorn rise, porpoise astray, profits collapse, prostitution, psychiatric illness, puffin decline, radars taken out, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rape wave, refugees, reindeer endangered, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, Rise and Fall of Rome, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, robins rampant, rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, rooftop bars, Ross river disease, ruins ruined, Russia under pressure, salinity reduction, salinity increase, Salmonella, Salmon Decline, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, sewer bills rise, severe thunderstorms, sex change, sexual promiscuity, shark attacks, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, short-nosed dogs endangered, shrinking ponds, shrinking shrine, ski resorts threatened, skin cancer, slow death, smaller brains, smog, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy, soaring food prices, societal collapse, soil change, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spectacular orchids, spiders invade Scotland, squid aggressive giants, squid population explosion, squid tamed, squirrels reproduce earlier, stingray invasion, storms wetter, stormwater drains stressed, street crime to increase, subsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement, teenage drinking, terrorism, threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tigers eat people, tomatoes rot, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, trade barriers, trade winds weakened, traffic jams, transportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK), tree growth slowed, trees in trouble, trees less colourful, trees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortage, truffles down, turtles crash, turtle feminised, turtles lay earlier, UFO sightings, UK coastal impact, UK Katrina, uprooted - 6 million, Vampire bats, Vampire moths, Venice flooded, violin decline, volcanic eruptions, volcanic eruptions redux, Iceland volcano eruption, walrus pups orphaned, walrus stampede, war, war between US and Canada, wars over water, wars sparked, wars threaten billions, wasps, water bills double, water scarcity (20% of increase), water stress, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, Western aid cancelled out, West Nile fever, whales lose weight, whales move north, whales wiped out, wheat yields crushed in Australia, wildfires, wind shift, wind reduced, wine - harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California), wine industry disaster (US), wine - more English, wine - England too hot, wine -German boon, wine - no more French , wine passé (Napa), wine stronger, winters in Britain colder, winter in Britain dead, witchcraft executions, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World at war, World War 4, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.
Makes sense. Civilization did not begin until quite awhile AFTER the last Ice Age had ended. What should really make them nervous is what will happen when the world gets COLDER.
The Economist is saying the warming temps are not happening.
This is the anti-human left. Please look at John Holdren, Science Czar for Obama - he promoted sterilants in the water supply to cut down populations. Who thinks like that?
Save the spotted owl but destroy a hundred thousand families, that is a good trade in their green calculus - now these unemployed workers cannot afford children. And the planet wins.
Rhodesia can grow all the food Africa needs.
Does anyone keep track of these idiots’ predictions and hold them accountable?
Thats a headline you will never see!
Find out who those scientists are and then give them Zero credibility for the rest of their lives.
History shows that during periods of General warming there was more food- Not less. Droughts are caused by other factors and run in cycles of just a few years.
Then there is the problem that warming is not actually happening right now.
As far as the cost of Food. I believe it has already just about doubled since the current administration took office. And it is was caused by warming that is for sure. It was caused by bankers and government.
“Does anyone keep track of these idiots predictions and hold them accountable”
You mean like that time magazine article from the 70’s that said we were heading into an ice age.
Putting it mildly! A significantly warmer earth will expand the agricultural areas of Canada and Siberia to an enormous extent.
Actually, when the Chinese take over, they will teach the Africans how to plant GM food, use chemical fertilizers, and probably spray DDT to get rid of the tsetse fly so they can convert the savannah with all those animals beloved of National Geographic into farms which the National Geographic hates.
The high veldt in Africa could be a bread basket, but the Europeans discouraged the green revolution etc. The Chinese need the resources, so will develop them (and steal them) making locals rich.
The economic changes in Africa in the last ten years rarely hit the MSM, but things are changing for the better.
Climate change is not a “hoax”: climate changes all the time. Medieval warm period, the collapse of the old Kingdom of Egypt, the Bronze age collapse, the year without the summer, etc.
The real question is if we are entering a warm period (maybe as warm as during the Roman empire, when they grew grapes and had palm trees in England) or if we are entering a “little ice age” like the one that preceded the Black Death...
and pollution is also a problem.
But these bozos are making propaganda to establish a one world order. And that scares me.
Of course, it does.
I should have been more specific: i.e., AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is a HOAX!
And "pollution" -- while it may be a problem -- is not related to the phenomenon of "climate change".
Headline properly translated: “Millions face starvation if a One World Government doesn’t tax the living crap out of everyone.”
I just hate these predictions!
Now I don’t know whether to invest in long foodstuff production, or in carbon credits.
Maybe I’ll just have to move some gold high into the mountains so the high water won’t gobble it up!
60-80 thousand years of serious glaciation would cool mankind’s jets quite a bit wouldn’t it? Can you imagine what it would take to drill for oil and gas with 1-3 mile thick ice caps over the land? And boy would we need it!
Try to convince an eco-wacko of that!